Ofsted help please - learning objectives

(5 Posts)
PlaymobilPirate Sat 07-May-16 13:50:07

Help please!

We got the dreaded email on Friday. I'm teaching GCSE maths on Monday - it's a revision session. Interactive starters are all sorted. Main activity is anot exam paper relay:
* In pairs they get page 1 and 5 hint cards
*they need to attempt everything on page 1, bring it to be marked and only get page 2 when they have page 1 correct (and so on)

Sounds shit but I know my class - they're a competitive bunch!

What the hell do I do for lesson objectives though? Any I think of seem a bit vague confused

noblegiraffe Sat 07-May-16 14:58:43

What is your objective for the lesson? What weakness that you have identified are you addressing? Why have you selected the questions that you have?

If you can only think of vague objectives ('get better at maths') then perhaps your lesson isn't as focused as it could be?

PotteringAlong Sat 07-May-16 15:01:50

If you're planning your lesson and then thinking of the objectives it's the wrong way around. Scrap it and start again. What do you want them to learn? What do you need to do in the lesson to facilitate that?

Acopyofacopy Sat 07-May-16 19:39:05

I agree, what purpose do your activities have? (Reach level X in exam, revise topic y for exam?)

Also, don't forget your assessment for learning. When talking about the objective, how secure is your knowledge of X?

Exit ticket: I want/need to know more about y in order to reach my target?

cdtaylornats Sun 08-May-16 08:08:59

How about "Reinforcement of knowledge", "Engaging with Maths as fun", "Identifying areas of weakness" - if 2 together can't do it then it needs more teaching.

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